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Circuses: Animal Welfare

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 215555, tabled on 1 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to protect the welfare of wild animals touring with travelling circuses in England once The Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 expire in January 2020.

Answered on

7 February 2019

I refer the honourable member to the answer I gave to the honourable member for Oxford West and Abingdon on 16 October 2018 to Question 176633.